LMPD Chief Steve Conrad renews call to stop violence in Louisville
Five people have been killed in shootings over the past four days. Police Chief Steve Conrad is calling on the community for help.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Five people have been killed in shootings over the past four days, and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad is calling on the community for help.
Chief Conrad said Friday that Louisville has seen 76 homicides in 2016. Last year, the city had 52 homicides at this same time.
At a press conference, the chief urged people to speak up about these cases.
“We owe it to the victims' families to make arrests, to hold someone accountable," Chief Conrad said.
LMPD is increasing patrols in neighborhoods seeing a rise in crime and is working to identify suspects.
Chief Conrad says some of the violent incidents are gang related, but others are not. He says many involve narcotics trafficking.
"We do have gangs in our community," he said. "Gangs are involved in criminal activity here, and they do contribute to at least part of the violent crime we have seen."
LMPD wants parents to monitor their children’s social media accounts, saying it can often point to issues early on.
If you have information about any of these shootings, Chief Conrad wants you to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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